The Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner and the Office of the State Bank Commissioner sponsors the essay competition and awards 5 scholarships to Kansas high school seniors.

2020 Kansas Financial Scholarship Contest

Congratulations to our 2020 Winners!

1st Place: Riley Buss, Jeff West High School, $3,000 “Being Part of the Family Business”
2nd Place: Mallory Beltz, Sterling High School, $2,500
3rd Place: Heather Mills, Derby High School, $2,000
4th Place: Emma Elder, Nemaha Central High School, $1,500
5th Place: Josseline Alba, Wichita North High School, $1,000

Teacher Awards:

Steve Buss, Jeff West High School, $500 – Teacher of the 1st Place Winner
Aaron Dirks, Scott Community High School, $500 – Teacher with the most entries

2019 Kansas Financial Scholarship Contest

Congratulations to our 2019 Winners!

1st Place: Blaine Hupe, Wamego High School, $3,000 “Building Financial Literacy”
2nd Place: Angelica Carrillo Hernandez, Salina South High School, $2,000
3rd Place: Kevin Doung, Scott Community High School, $1,000
4th Place: Dominic Victor, Prairie View High School, $1,000
5th Place: Emilie Roe, Herington High School, $1,000

Teacher Awards: Jeff Suther, Teacher of 1st Place Student, Wamego High School, $150 Gift Card
Aaron Dirks, Teacher with the most essay entries, Scott Community High School, $150 Gift Card

Pictured left to right: Securities Commissioner Jeff Wagaman, Angelica Carrillo Hernandez, Emilie Roe, Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers, Kevin Doung, Blaine Hupe, Dominic Victor.
Pictured front row from left: Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt, Emilie Roe, Angelica Carrillo Hernandez. Back row from left: Dominic Victor, Kevin Doung, Blaine Hupe.

2018 Scholarship Contest Winners

Pictured left to right: Jordan Hawman, Elise Artzer, Daniel Nolasco, Governor Jeff Colyer, Holly Mills, Jazmyne Florio, Securities Commissioner John Wine.

Congratulations to our 2018 winners!

1st Place: Holly Mills, Derby High School, $2,500
2nd Place: Elise Artzer, Wamego High School, $2,000
3rd Place: Daniel Nolasco, Scott Community High School, $1,500
4th Place: Jordan Hawman, Jefferson West High School, $1,000
5th Place: Baleigh Fry, Great Bend High School, $500

Honorable mentions ($250 each): Hallee Lang, Thomas More Prep-Marian High School; Andrew Cunningham, Saint Thomas Aquinas High School; Jazmyne Florio, Derby High School; Keaton Means, Kansas Home School.

Teacher Awards
Robin Groskurth, Derby High School – Teacher of the First Place Student, $150
Aaron Dirks, Scott Community High School – Teacher with the Most Valid Student Entries, $100

2017 Scholarship Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2017 winners!

1st Place: Nathan Buss, Jefferson West High School
2nd Place: Kylee Trout, Scott Community High School
3rd Place: Kyle Unruh, Hillsboro High School
4th Place: Brooke Bulloch, Maize South High School
5th Place: Sydney Hoover, De Soto High School

Honorable mentions: Makenzie Fankhauser, Shawnee Mission East High School; Kim Nguyen, Seaman High School; Seth Tunnell, Wellington High School

2016 Scholarship Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2016 winners!

1st place: Berkley Wiegers, Wamego High School
“Dolly Daniell: A Story of grit, determination and survival” 

2nd place: Cynthia Matson, Sunrise Christian Academy

3rd place: Tiffany Willson, Conway Springs High School

4th place: Haley Mills, Derby High School

5th place: Robert Rosas, Scott Community High School

Honorable mention attendees were: Zachery Brunner, Wamego High School; Maggie Miksch, Wamego High School; Chloe Rickman, Eureka High School; Tayler Strickland, Cunningham High School; and Reid Thornburg, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School; Devin Lamkin, Hillsboro High School; Alma Martinez, Scott Community High School; Tassanee Sanchez, Hillsboro High School; Karisa Schremmer, Hoisington High School; and Sydney Wilson, Sterling High School.

2015 Scholarship Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2015 winners!

1st place: Abby Oberle, De Soto High School
“Callie Hudson – The Legacy of an Entrepreneur” 

2nd place: Kaitlyn Dinges, Ness City High School
“Essential Guidance”

3rd place: Keeley Taylor, Haven High School
“Big Decisions Towards a Bright Future”

4th place: Paden Griffiths, Herington High School

5th place: Broque Short, Derby High School
“The Dave Ramsey Effect”

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